The Comet Seekers

Author Sedgwick, Helen
Year 2017
First published 2017
Publisher New York: Vintage
Number of pages 290
Edition First UK Penguin Vintage Paperpack Edition
ISBN 9781784703318
Keywords FMS Library Book, literary or mainstream, astronomy, physics, female scientist, scientist main character


Róisín and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Róisín, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. François, the base’s chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. (HarperCollins)